Aging

Consensus statement of the international summit on intellectual disability and Dementia related to post-diagnostic support

Karen Dodd, Karen Watchman, Matthew P. Janicki, Antonia Coppus, Claudia Gaertner, Juan Fortea, Flavia H. Santosi, Seth M. Keller, and Andre Strydom Aging & Mental Health, 22:11, 1406-1415.  DOI: 10.1080/13607863.2017.1373065 ABSTRACT Objectives: Post diagnostic support (PDS) has varied definitions within mainstream dementia services and different health and social care organizations, encompassing a range of supports that are offered …

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National Council for Aging Care’s Comprehensive Guide on Exercising for Seniors

Comprehensive Guide on Exercising for Seniors When people think about their later years, they usually imagine a life freed from work or career commitments. They hope, too, that this new freedom will allow them to give their full attention to family, friends, and the activities they feel most passionate about. Making this dream a reality, …

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Congressional Testimony on Aging – Tamar Heller

Tamar Heller, RRTCDD director, gave testimony before the United States Senate Special Committee on Aging on October 25, 2017. Her testimony addressed a number of issues facing older adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities including changes in health and health promotion, support for family caregivers, and retirement options. Download Full Testimony. For a video of …

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Medication and supplement use in older people with and without intellectual disability: An observational, cross-sectional study

1 Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2 School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland, 3 IDS-TILDA School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland, 4 Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland, 5 School of Social Work, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, …

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How to Make Healthcare Accessible for All

Source: University of Washington, Healthy Aging RRTC Healthcare access is important for all individuals, especially for people with disabilities. However, people with disabilities don’t always receive the healthcare they need. Several barriers can make it harder for them to access critical healthcare services or build optimal working relationships with their providers. Fortunately, by being aware of …

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Perspectives about support challenges facing health workers assisting older adults with and without intellectual disability in rural versus urban settings in Australia

Rafat Hussain , Matthew P. Janicki , Marie Knox, Stuart Wark & Trevor Parmenter (2017): Perspectives about support challenges facing health workers assisting older adults with and without intellectual disability in rural versus urban settings in Australia, Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, DOI: 10.3109/13668250.2017.1326589 Source: Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability ABSTRACT Aims: Life …

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Plan Your Lifespan

Source: http://www.planyourlifespan.org People are living longer. Are you prepared to turn 80, 90, or 100? This website will help you plan for health events such as hospitalizations, falls, and memory loss that may happen as people get older. This planning differs from end of life care and wills. Do you know… What your rehabilitation options are …

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Social Support Networks of Aging Persons with Intellectual Disabilities

Download Presentation (PDF): Social Support Networks of Aging Persons with Intellectual Disabilities Play Recording Presented by: Lieke van Heumen, PhD This webinar will discuss emerging research and practice in supporting social networks of adults aging with intellectual disabilities. After a brief introduction on aging in this population, the webinar will discuss the role of social relations …

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International Summit Consensus Statement: Intellectual Disability Inclusion in National Dementia Plans

Karen Watchman, PhD, Matthew P. Janicki, PhD, Michael Splaine, MA, Frode K. Larsen, MPH, Tiziano Gomiero, PhD, and Ronald Lucchino, PhD Source: ID in National Plans Abstract The World Health Organization (WHO) has called for the development and adoption of national plans or strategies to guide public policy and set goals for services, supports, and …

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How to Bounce Back – Aging with a Disability Factsheet Series

Source: How to Bounce Back | Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Aging With Physical Disabilities How to Bounce Back – Aging with a Disability Factsheet Series Jump to Section: What Is Resilience? How Do People Cope with Disabilities as They Age? What Makes Us Resilient? How Can You Build up Your Resilience? Resources and References …

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